This program overview video created by George. It is one of our Center funded by George ASDA.
On 20th August 2014, a new wing has been officially added in the project of “HOPE for Women” at the Ashulia School of HOPE. A new section for “Industrial Sewing Machine Operator Training Center” was introduced with the support of H&M, George ASDA and Matrix Sweaters. In the inauguration program our honorable guests Mr. Shantanu Goswami (Head of HR, Admin & Compliance of CIPL), Mr. Mahir Sezer (Country Director of George Bangladesh) & Ms. Lynne Tooms (Senior Director of Sourcing of ASDA) gave their valuable speeches that encouraged our vision to inspire the uninspired. The the chief guest Ms. Lynne Tooms
inaugurated the training center by cutting the ribbon. After the official opening ceremony, our honorable guests took a short tour throughout the project. As they made their graceful afford to come close to know a little more about the people for whom HOPE stands for, they were touched by their (Students’ of HOPE) struggles, challenges, defeats, victories & life. Ariful Islam, a student of HOPE school & Sabiya Khatun, a student of our newly started Industrial Sewing section, shared about their life and how HOPE helped their journey to go forth.
In the concluding part of the program the students of HOPE school presented a cultural program which was a graceful display of possibilities, talents & joy of the students of HOPE holds for the future.
Dhaka, June 11, 2014 – An Agreementhas been signed between PDS Multinational Group and International humanitarian and development organization HOPE worldwide for a five year’s long primary school program. The agreement has been signed at the Dhaka office (House-517/2, Road-10, DOHS Baridhara) of Norwest Industries Ltd, a concern of PDS Multinational Group.
Representative of PDS Multinational Group Mr. Carlos M Coene, CEO of Norwest Industries Ltd has signed the agreement. Mr. Martin Animesh Byapari, Program Director received the agreement on behalf of HOPE worldwide. High officials from both organizations were also present during the program.
The school will be operated to educate the children of the garments workers who died or were injured during the Rana Plaza collapse. 150 children will be tutored in a semi English medium school, with nutritious midday meals being served every day. The school will also help young people from the area through vocational training (including Spoken English, computer, Industrial Sewing Machine Operator and other “soft skills” training).
About PDS Multinational Group
PDS Multinational Group manages supply chains for major brands and retailers worldwide. The Group operates a vast global network covering over 23 offices, 15 countries and over 2,800 employees across Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia. It has a large network of factories which have been technically and ethically audited to industry standards.
In addition to the broad range and diversity of consumer products available through its extensive international sourcing network, PDS Multinational Group has strength and expertise in custom product design and development to provide total global sourcing solutions for its customers.
“What I see . . . is a large construction site . . . I see you are building Tagore’s Shonar Bangla . . .!! ”
5th April 2014 has become a big day with a memory of pride and joy for “HOPE worldwide Bangladesh”. Student’s & staffs of Ashulia School of HOPE, along with the members of Executive Committee and the CEO of HOPE worldwide South Asia, Mr. Ian Correa had the honor to host the U.S. Ambassador at Bangladesh Dan W. Mozena at our project site.
Saturday morning, which is usually a weekly holyday, had become one of the most important and busy day. Staffs and all the students were so very excited and thrilled since they came to know about this visit. Our honorable benefactors were also thrilled by the news. Instead of having their regular day off they also joined with us on this special occasion to celebrate with us.
Among the honorable people there were _
Ms. Catherine McCann from George, Regional Sourcing Director for South Asia Region, Mr. Naveed Sattar from Wal-Mart, Senior Sourcing Director and Hub leader for Bangladesh, Senior HR Manager Mr. Manas Baisya from Wal-Mart Bangladesh, Bangladesh In-charge of George Mr. Mahir Sezer, Senior Merchandiser Mr. Kabir Ahmed from George Bangladesh, Ms. Farhana Haque from George Bangladesh, Dr. Syed Naquib Muslim, Former Secretary of Govt. of Bangladesh, Local Chairman from Ashulia Union Parishad and Land Lord of the Project.
Students and the staffs welcomed our guest with honor, joy, colorful ribbons, flowers and smile.
After a short multimedia presentation on the activity of HOPE worldwide Bangladesh, His Excellency, Mr. Dan W. Mozena along with the other honorable guests visited the V.T.C. section. His humble approach and simple words were remarkable and students were touched by it as He was sitting on the floor with them.
While everyone were gathered at the hall room before we enjoyed the cultural program, we were empowered by the inspiring speech of our guests . . . Mr. Ian Correa, C.E.O. of HOPE worldwide South Asia stated the core fact about what HOPE worldwide stands for . . . in his humble words he mentioned “There is only two core needs that people urge for . . Love and Respect . . by the opportunity of better education we are trying to provide them the skill to earn them.” Afterwards Mr. Dan W. Mozena came up . . . not on the stage, but he stood among the crowed of common people who gathered in the hall of hope and he said, “What I see is a big construction site . . . I see people are busy in construction work . . and I see them constructing Tagore’s Shonar Bangla (Golden and wealthy Bangla).”
This line will keep chanting in our mind when we will be facing trails and struggles to accede and advance to hold and to help the hands of the people who lost it all. With full of desire, will go with no fear but with faith to bring hope and change lives as we have not just ourselves but also our friends with us.